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that secretary lynn has been talking about. >> mr. whitman? from virginia. >> thanks for joining us. i want to jump in since my time is limited and talk about the decision-making between the recommendation to close joint forces command. first of all, i think there's a tremendous lack of transparency there. took us over 7 weeks to get a response back from recognize see tear. ranking member forbes and mckee on and myself requested that. when we got the letter back it re-reinstateed the initial decision and had justification why this didn't fall under braecht. and i noted that the parsing of terms. seems as we look at the process, first of all, we were told, well this is an efficiency effort. we'll look to where we can obtain efficiencies but we're told there's no analysis or cost analysis about closing jif come. that's yet to come and then we said, well really it was anticipate business decision but a military decision. when we ask, tell us strategic analysis behind that we're told we're in the process of doing it. we have operational opportunities out there. but strategically we have not fig
in virginia. to the 250 million dollar deal that didn't chose- last week because of your decision to the restaurants and businesses shutting up because you didn't make that decision. my time is up and i'll look forward to asking more questions when i get my own time. >> mr. chairman, i need to respond to a couple of those points. >> go ahead. >> first, mr. forces the recommendation the celebritying rer tear made and you correctly described it's a recommendation to the president. he's had extensive discussions with the president about that and all the recommendations he's made but with the regard to the establishment command the president has not yet made a decision. secretaries recommendation was not based on the defense business board. independent parallel activity that came to the same conclusion. the secretaries recommendation was primarily with the military advisors were not meetings with one or two people in the room or meetings with the chairman, vice chairman. chief's and senior civilian advisors and with the commanders both incoming and outgoing of the joint forces comm
by other republican leaders at a lumber company in sterling, virginia. this is 45 minutes. >> the american people are speaking out like never before. they are concerned about the future of our nation and the future for their children they see a government in washington that does not get it and the american people think that washington does not care. we are here today to put forth a new governing agenda, a bill for listening to the american people that offers a new way forward. before i served in congress, i ran a small business. i learned firsthand how government gets in the way of job creation in our country. the policies coming out of washington have created massive uncertainty for job creators and the american people are suffering as a result. in order to create jobs, we need to end the uncertainty for job creators and a spending spree in washington and reform congress itself. the government is out of control in washington and we need to rein it in and begin a new drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government in our nation's capital. these are the things that the ame
the stakes are. there is a patchwork across the country ranging from two states, kentucky and virginia that are meles disenfranchise everybody with a criminal conviction. if you are convicted of a felony when you are 18 years old, you lose the right to vote for life in the states. you can apply for clemency and ask the governor to restore your rights, and give to go through all application procedure and its at his discretion. he decides to get to vote in his state. not surprisingly, under some governors, that number drops precipitously. other -- under others, it goes up. it is purely discretionary and entirely under the governor's control. and the result of hundreds of thousands of people are disenfranchised. there is a disproportionate impact on people of color. one in four black men are disenfranchised in virginia because of this law. we are working to try to change that, but they're still two states that disenfranchise everybody with a criminal conviction. 10 states permit alley disenfranchise some people -- florida, alabama, mississippi, ariz. -- there are prominent disenfranchisem
in the eastern district of virginia and convicted of those sentences, i suspect he could easily be doing 20 or life. it would have been completely different. when you look at the outcome, i have many defendants you are serving life sentences. >> the note terrorism defendant in the united states ever got the death sentence either. when a promises one, he is gone against the tide. >> let me ask you about what you think about the claim of them. they say there is no ultimate due process. on the other hand, they are not been applied for the hoehling. we are talking about this proposal. and do not believe that under no circumstances would the defendant be released. i suppose the will be a question for courts. we may never have to address the issue. i am wondering what you think about the impact on a trial of that position. >> what i was asking about -- i did not mean inherently. i was talking about that kind of background and assumption. >> i took it as that. i do not know the answer to your question. it undercuts it from the international perspective. it appears to be a show trial. what happens
the record or average. those include naming a river in virginia , naming a courthouse, renaming a post office and bringing some federal dollars back to the bay area after the earth earthquake. it's all well and good for senator boxer to misrepresent my record. ly remind her it was she that voted for the wall street bail out. when you have a business whether 9,000 people business or 9 people, you have to make a choice to loose some jobs to save more. what enrages people everyday is federal government employees growing at 14.5%. >> time is up. our next question comes from a republican. mr. watson is a retired employee from hewlet packard. you coined the phrase right shoring. do you plan to create jobs in >> california is destroying jobs. texas is fighting harder, north carolina is. so is mexico, russia, china. i'll tell you why. china, texas, brazil gives companies huge tax credits and reward r&d and provide access to credit. i propose a two-year payroll tax holiday for every business for hiring an unemployed worker and five-year tax holiday for companies to bring them here. bring their plants
fund. right at. we have written ious kept in parkersberg and west virginia and there's nothing to back it except the iou. which means that federal government has to make good on those ious. and they don't have anything to do with, except to print the money. or raise taxes or raise - yeah. any way you can pay-off that trillion dollars. so my question, this is a little off the wall and it's the last question i'll do. according to the social security and medicare board of trustees. social security is projected to permanently face them in 2010. permanently and medicare will become in solvent in 2029. however if this was not bad enough. the report indicates that social security will operate with a cash flow deficit this very year. shouldn't we be concerned about the impact this paired with the large budget deficits that this administration has projected will have on my 40 grandchildren? and future generation? >> senator, yes, i think the concern effects of amounting debt will be felt particularly by future generations. >> isn't that just kind of a transferring of what we can pay for and w
with us today. they lived in west virginia. this military family loves the marine corps and counted a blessing to have live throughout the united states. as you know, general amos is held the title of assistant commandant for the marine corps for the past two years. today we consider his nomination to be commandant, to lead a force of 250,000 active duty and 39,000 reserve marines serving on the frontiers of freedom, fighting in afghanistan, providing humanitarian relief to flood-ravaged pakistan, and practices -- rescuing vessels from pirates off the coast of somalia. join in 19 -- one in a 1946, his father received his wings flying seaplanes. eupepsia most distinguished officer before you here today. i will have you noted growing up with a father who was a navy pilot saw general amos living in memory -- many warm localities, california, florida, and the british west indies. his guidance counselor once wrote his parents that he feared that the general was "destined for a light as a beach bum if he did not turn things around." obviously he did turn things around. he graduated in hig
across the country. it ranges from two states, kentucky and virginia, which partly disenfranchises anyone with a felony conviction. you lose the right to vote for life in their states. you can apply for clemency and ask the governor to restore your rights. you have to go to an application procedure. it is entirely at his discretion. he decides it is to vote in his state. under some governors, that number drops precipitously. it is purely discretionary. it is entirely within the governor's control. the result is hundreds of thousands of people are disenfranchised in the states. that has a disproportionate impact on communities of color. we have been working with our partners at the naacp and the and say it -- and the aclu to change that. the results or that two states still disenfranchised anyone with a felony conviction. it will not surprise you that florida, alabama, mississippi, and arizona have permanent disenfranchisement are at least some people with criminal convictions. there has been -- i want to talk about it -- the introduction to our report. a number of these laws are firmly ro
master's from virginia polytechnic institute. she holds a ph.d. from the iversity of north carolina, chapel hill. in 2000, she was awarded an m.l.s. from yale law school. she specializes in that race relations and is the author of several books, including her most recent, "debating immigration." next, i would like to introduce phil glaze, a third-generation fruit grower and former chairman of the apples association. he serves the interests of the entire american apple industry. he is an active member of the coalition for immigration reform. his family business grows, packs and ships apples, and has been producing apples since the 1920's. it is my pleasure to introduce our third witness, arturo rodri giez. since 1993, he has served as the president of the united farm workers, note first founded by cesar chavez. he holds a master's degree in social work from the university of michigan and has worked for the usw since 1973. he has oliver -- he has over 35 years of experience organizing former erskine negotiating contracts, and working for -- organizing farm workers, negotiating contrac
and our pledge. >> hello, i am for the second district of west virginia, just right across the way. i want to thank you for hosting us today. i am very proud to stand with my colleagues and the american people as we pledge to get our country back on track. it is long overdue that we take this action to make congress accountable to our employer, the american people. we have been listening to our constituents frustration. they are exhausted and they are tired of all of the bickering in washington, d.c. i hear every day to west virginians who are asking for a little common sense. do not spend more than you take in, live up to your promises, and solve our problems. that is why we are pledging to fight on the side of the american people as we work together to address the serious, but not impossible problems that are before us. we have been listing. today, we pledge to ensure transparency and accountability in congress and throughout the government. we pledged to fight efforts to find the very costly health care bill, to fight to increase domestic energy resources and to fight to oppose a test t
. dinwiddie, virginia. caller: i have a couple of questions. i am just amazed at the amount of money that is being spent by the republicans -- of course, the rich are behind it. the tv is full of ads and you have people out here who are well below the poverty line, and republican believe that they can save us all. save us all. the democrats do not do more to show us that we cannot go back to the old days -- $4 a gallon for gasoline. people had to do everything they could just to get back and forth from work. the republicans are spending so much money. i think we need a law that could regulate how much money can be pushed into that. guest: robert makes a profound statement, you're absolutely right. what we are seeing now, and especially because of the citizens united supreme court decision, is people are upset because of the money that is being spent. large corporations and wealthy individuals are not content with the money that they have so they are using it to deeply influenced the political process. we are talking about huge amounts of money. correct me if i am wrong, but i think w
's election on "washington journal." and labor joint forces command headquartered in norfolk, virginia. goverage begins at 10 -- coverage begins at 10:00 eastern. later, ed miliband will speak at his party's conference in england. gordon brown steps down after labour lost. >> whether poking fun or dealing with more serious issues, celebrities have often spoken in congress. search for names you might know any time. >> coming up, interior secretary ken salazar talks about the recent oil spill. he testified at the national commission on the bp oil spill yesterday. this is just over an hour. very pleased to see you here this afternoon and we know you have been vigorously addressing problems of the sort we have been investigating. we have turned to the government today as the focus of our inquiry and look forward with great enthusiasm to your presentation. thank you, sir. >> thank you very much. thank you to each of the members of the commission. thank you for your service to the country and your service on this commission as we move forward to understand what caused the explosion at the de
12 to 18 in northern virginia. we are set to open this year. however, one of the gaps we have is the absence of the safe housing. appropriate shelter, specifically for boys and girls victims of domestic sex trafficking. it is destined to be a home for six people with a state of three years. it can take years for rape victim to recover. each victim requis a tailored their peak. this can only happen in a place safe from trauma. our annual projected budget is $600,0. while this provides housing, counseling, therapy, as well as activities, foods, everything they need, it is supplemented to guess right now. reduced rent, guests of furniture and necessities, as well as sizable grants from donors. operation of law enforcement has been critical. as the most frequent first responders in the case of its child sex trafficking, it is critical that we accompanied them on that race to advocate for any victims identified at the same. we all agree with case management after the rescue which gives the victim confidence to work with law enforcement to build cases. after the case is over, they w
congressional district in virginia is in the far southeast corner of the state. it takes in virginia beach, which is the largest city in virginia, parts of nor folk, virginia and hampton and also the northeastern shore. it is primarily tourism areas. the second area has some manufacturing. the dominant industries are the united states navy and tourism. the ocean front, there is a vibrant community with tourism and hotels. it is not as large and myrtle beach but it has that sort of income. this particular congressional race is of high interest to republicans and to the democrats. when he was first elected, certainly the first campaign the republicans tried to keep drake in office and obviously they were not successful. since his election, he has been subject to a steady stream of blogs and emails aimed not at him, blasting almost everything he does because he is a freshman, a ledge slavet expert will tell you that the best time to unseat an incumbent is during the first term because they haven't quite established themselves yet. so they see him as vulnerable. this is one of those districts
. who got a sentence with basically time served. had he been in the eastern division of virginia and convicted of those same offenses, i suspect he could be doing 20 to life. the sentence would have been completely different. it's ironic when you look at the outcome of the few cases that have been through the military system and compare them to the outcomes in our court. i have many, many defendant who are serving many sentences in cases that didn't involve actual violence other than they were shooting r.p.g.s or other dangerous weapons over in pakistan. it's interesting when you think about it. i think the perception of the two systems have become warped. no terrori defendant in the modern times ever got a death sentence either. the embassy bombing there's not been that when he's fighting against the tide. >> someone acquited a trial a civilian or military trial could still be detain on a military rationale. there are supreme court precedents that say there's no due process for detaining someone after acquital. if there's an independent bases for danger or something like that. i
in virginia were talking about murdering christians and jews. which were the specific moderate muslims who spoke out against that when the international commission on religious freedom reported that? >> thank you. >> i would like to answer the first question because it is very simple. our belief is that there is no muslim country now that is following sharia law. one good reason is because the very basics of the islamic society, including the head of state legitimately by the people is not taking place. i am not defending any muslim country. i hope in the united states that i can be a better muslim than i can in some of the other countries. you called it benign sharia law. what did we do to it to make it benign? i don't like that. our laws are anaheim tehran laws. the only issue is whether they are applied or not applied. and in fact there is no muslim country that aplays it. there are tons of muslim countries that claim they are applying it, and they are using it to oppress the people. they are trying to tell that they are there, and the laws are by define will, so to speak. we need to te
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